I don’t take too many photos where the subject is dead centre, but occasionally, it works, like this one of the calyx of a startlingly white poppy in West Seattle.
But as I said, I don’t take many shots like that, so here are a few variations on the ‘centre’ theme. Still in Seattle, this time in the Fremont neighbourhood, the signpost marking the so-called ‘Center of the Universe’.
Switching coasts to NYC, the fountain at the centre of Columbus Circle.
Another Big Apple fountain, this time the one outside of Lincoln Center; the perfect spot to laze and people watch on a hot summer evening.
Last one, a lonely yellow tulip in a field of red, at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
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I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center. – Kurt Vonnegut
In less than a hundred years, we have found a new way to think of ourselves. From sitting at the centre of the universe, we now find ourselves orbiting an average-sized sun, which is just one of millions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy. – Stephen Hawking
At the centre of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. – Lao Tzu
This is a wonderful post. Great photography and love your descriptions.
Love your takes on ‘centre’ Ailsa….wonder what I can come up with…
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with, Sue!
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Well, this wasn’t easy, Ailsa…love your takes and recognize some maical ones as well. here’s mine http://wp.me/p1hCI2-4jh
Cool photo, Leya, kinda makes me a little dizzy just looking at it. 🙂
He, he…wouldn’t want to use it really…
Well aside from that phonetically misspelled cen-tra, a nice topic. I’m particularly fond of that single yellow tulip.
My entry come from Brunei, where I visited for the first time this week.
Haha, I went back and forth deciding whether to go with the US ‘center’ or British ‘centre’ but decided to stick with the one I grew up with. 🙂 Gorgeous photo, Ben, the street glinting almost makes it look like the road to Oz.
And I’m glad you did! So I won’t have to “mis-spell” it either!
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Ooh, fabulous, what exactly is it? It looks like a whole cluster of pencils, but without the lead. 🙂
Toothpicks, Ailsa! 🙂
Love it, Ileana!
I’m glad you love it! Thanks! 🙂
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Wonderful images, Ailsa. I love the lone yellow tulip. 🙂
You’ve got to love a rebellious tulip 🙂
love them all Ailsa, but that silhouette in particular is a wow!
I was on my way home from a show at Lincoln Center one sweltering summer evening, Anne, and the crowds around the fountain just caught my imagination, with those amazing towers of water as a backdrop. I spent at least a couple of hours taking shots. 🙂
Brilliant! And I know the feeling -500 or more shots reduced to a brilliant few. Thank goodness for digital. I do love your travel theme, Ailsa, even though I don’t always have time to participate.
lovely photos as usual Ailsa. the silhouette is magical.
here is my centre:
Love it, Klara, looks a little scary though 🙂
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Very well captured… 🙂
Thanks Drake, that’s quite a balancing act the driver is pulling off in your photo! 🙂
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Nunca he visto una amapola blanca; que fotos tan bonitas, Esta es mi entrada.
Beautiful – I love that first shot of the Cloisters, when I visited they were doing major construction so the gardens were all closed off, so lovely to see your photos. Me gusta mucho. xxx Ailsa
The cloisters were so beautiful when we were there.
Few people said when visiting NY this museum. I had in mind before starting the trip and we were not disappointed . Surely if I return to the city I love to visit again as the area in which it is built is a beautiful park .
Ailsa thank you very much , glad you like it .
Lovely photos. Will post tomorrow.
What a gorgeous bird, it looks like it let you get very close to take that photo!
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I had fun with this one. I especially like your yellow tulip in the centre, Ailsa.
I love your series of photos, Pat, in the second shot it almost looks like the fish was going to escape! 🙂
Thanks, Ailsa. He did work hard and it was fascinating to watch.
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What a stunning capture; fungi can be truly spectacular, can’t they? xxx
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Love the pattern on your last photo. Here’s my contribution 🙂 https://evelynpabalan.wordpress.com/2015/04/18/center/
I love your photos too, Evelyn, that first one is so beautifully delicate. xxx Ailsa
Thank you Ailsa..
One that requires some thought this week… I particularly like the silhouette. Shall see what I can do!
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The poppy looks like a work of art, Ailsa. Beautiful. And I love the photo with the silhouette of the people.
Here’s my contribution: https://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2015/04/18/travel-theme-center/
Have a lovely weekend, dear.
Both such adorable photos, Marion, creeping kitty and that fuzzball of a pony, so cute! 🙂
I’m wondering if I shouldn’t be myself and be a little left of center on this one?? 🙄
That wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest, AJ 😉
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Hi Ailsa, here is my entry:
Such a lovely, peaceful shot, Cubus. 🙂
Thank you Ailsa, the whole park is enchanting. 🙂
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Thanks for the challenge, and great photos this week. Here’s my take on it: https://travelleronamission.wordpress.com/2015/04/18/travel-theme-centre/
Haha, I love your post, it made me laugh out loud. Where is one of my favourite words! 🙂
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Just a little snap…
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I’m particularly fond of the sign posts! I went vintage this week: https://aquamarineeyes.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/the-center-of-walt-disney-world-ca-1975/
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Well, here’s mine, Ailsa: http://suejudd.com/2015/04/19/early-bird-sees-the-centre/
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love the tulips
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